Joining the royal marines

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Hello all like the title says I'm joining the marines this is beciase I got medically discharged from the army for flat feet so I'm going to build up my fitness and apply next March
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Reality hammer inbound.

The Royal Marines medical is more stringent. If you were discharged for flat feet, you won't be waddling through the afco and straight onto a prmc I'm afraid. @Ninja_Stoker will clarify.
 

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Judging from your signature you didn't make it as far as starting training. Do you mean you failed the medical questionnaire/medical at selection? As said above, I highly doubt you'll get through the RM medical.
 

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I know mate but I got discharged beciase there was no evidence to support me for my flat feet they wanted to know if I wear prescribed insoles which I do but I'm buying my own ones and they wanted to know about my toe surgery
 

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Judging from your signature you didn't make it as far as starting training. Do you mean you failed the medical questionnaire/medical at selection? As said above, I highly doubt you'll get through the RM medical.
I was on the medical they quoted my application was deferred which means basically discharged
 

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I was on the medical they quoted my application was deferred which means basically discharged

Umm... no. I had to scratch my head a bit when I read the first post. Not wanting to be pedantic but there is a difference between not meeting pre-recruitment medical examination standards at age fifteen and being "medically discharged". The latter is generally applicable to those already serving. But—that aside—best of luck.
 

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Oh sorry I'm not that brainy so I don't know the difference sorry my mams boyfriend said try the marines they might take you
 

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Oh sorry I'm not that brainy so I don't know the difference sorry my mams boyfriend said try the marines they might take you
As @Illustrious has stated, the RM medical is more stringent than the Army. If you are set on a military career, then another visit to your AFCO to see what options you have might be in order.

Good luck

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As @Illustrious has stated, the RM medical is more stringent than the Army. If you are set on a military career, then another visit to your AFCO to see what options you have might be in order.

Good luck

Alan
Right I've got a careers advicer in my school who can sort it out for me like he will email and ask what it affects me and that
 

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You are allowed in the army with flat feet
 

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But ive had a look on the navy's website and it doesn't say anything about flat feet
 

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But ive had a look on the navy's website and it doesn't say anything about flat feet
Perscribed insoles is also a bar regardless of whether you wear them or not. Also, being rejected by the army doesn’t mean you were ‘medically discharged’- that would be if you were to actually join up and discharged for something medically related so sounds like you definitely need to have a proper look into all the eligibility criteria!
 

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I know but if I wait 2 years down the line even if I buy my own insoles can.i still join even though I had them prescribed in the past
 

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By the book, orthotic insoles prescribed by your GP and recorded on your medical record are a bar to entry in the Naval Service.

If a considerable period has elapsed since last prescribed, without further recurrent lower limb injury whilst undergoing sustained high intensity impact cv exercise over a prolonged period, similar to the rigours of RM recruit training - an appeal maybe worth a go. To successfully appeal you would need supporting medical evidence and verifiable evidence of a sustained, uninterupted training schedule (ie: more than a handwritten training diary).
 

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By the book, orthotic insoles prescribed by your GP and recorded on your medical record are a bar to entry in the Naval Service.

If a considerable period has elapsed since last prescribed, without further recurrent lower limb injury or recurrence whilst undergoing sustained high intensity impact cv exercise over a prolonged period, similar to the rigours of RM recruit training - an apoeal maybe worth a go. To successfully appeal you would need supporting medical evidence and verifiable evidence of a sustained, uninterupted training schedule (ie: more than a handwritten training diary).
Right Ninja I've not used the prescribed insoles for like a month now and my feet are fine I use over the counter ones
 

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As stated, to successfully appeal a considerable period must have elapsed without recurrence - ie six months to a year or more.
 

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But if I like wait 5 months before I apply should that be fine because that would be 6 months from the last check up
 

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